Category Advocacy
9 Jul

Malta: Renewed call for justice 1,000 days after the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia

There has been a renewed call for justice 1,000 days after the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta

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9 Jul

Statement in support of the mandate of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media

Global organisations sign statement in support of the mandate of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media

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6 Jul

Media Freedom Rapid Response wspiera Gazetę Wyborczą

Media Freedom Rapid Response wspiera Gazetę Wyborczą, przeciwko której toczy się ponad 55 postępowań sądowych

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6 Jul

The Media Freedom Rapid Response supports Gazeta Wyborcza in Poland

The Media Freedom Rapid Response supports Gazeta Wyborcza in Poland who has received over 55 threats of legal action

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3 Jul

Open Letter to the U.K government to free Julian Assange

Over forty press freedom, human rights, and privacy rights organizations co-signed an open letter to the U.K government asking for the immediate release of Julian Assange. Assange faces up to 175 years in prison if he is convicted under the Espionage Act in the U.S due to his involvement in the Wikileaks Publications in 2010-11.

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3 Jul

Fresh attacks worsen climate of hostility against journalists covering protests across Europe

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2 Jul

Montenegro: retrial of investigative journalist Jovo Martinović – all charges must be dropped

Retrial of Jovo Martinović continuing on 6 July - all charges must be dropped. ECPMF expresses renewed concern about situation of media freedom in Montenegro

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26 Jun

Bulgarian media owner is threatened with prison term for expressing opinion

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partner, the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), is concerned about the on-going legal harassment of Bulgarian media owner and businessman, Ivo Prokopiev and his media group Economedia, ahead of an expected court verdict on Sunday 28 June 2020.

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26 Jun

Protecting Journalists and Media Workers: Good Practice

ECPMF as part of MFRR outlines good practice from EU Member States and Candidate Countries to protect journalists and media workers that can inform the UK Government’s work to establish the National Committee for the Safety of Journalists.

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25 Jun

Stop use of SLAPPs: International organisations and journalist bodies express concern about legal threats against EUobserver

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners, journalist bodies, free expression and journalist support organisations are concerned about the legal threats made against EUobserver in Luxembourg and Belgium and call to stop the use of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) actions across Europe. Left unreformed, such legal threats will be sufficient to silence media workers and outlets. We stand in solidarity with EUobserver and will continue to monitor developments around the case.

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